An 8 week intensive online course with a supportive, creative community...
We'd love to have you aboard!
When you're illustrating picture books it's really helpful to be able to remember how it felt and how we saw the world as a child.
#ChildhoodIllustrated is a really easy and useful way to access those memories!
Our shiny new course 'The Picture Book Course' is coming VERY soon. We'll let you know as soon as it's ready.
For now, here's our free gift to you...Get the #Childhoodillustrated guide (Instant access)
Our free gift to you. It's a brilliant tool to loosen up your drawing, get back into the creative habit of observational drawing and feel good about what you create.
✏️ A 15 minute audio drawing session with Helen, Katie and Tania
✏️ Our 10 top tips for drawing
✏️ Extra printable goodies for you and the younger artists in your house
✏️ An enthusiastic and engaged artist community over at #walktosee and #goodshipillo
We can't wait to see you what you draw!
Join us on Instagram every Friday 8pm UK time where we draw along to The Sketchbooker's Friend together, live.
'Honestly, it was brilliant! I practiced your accents too.' Emily Powell, UK
'If you are not following The Good Ship Illustration, you should be. These ladies are amazing. They literally walk you thru the steps.’ Jay Tower, USA
'If you haven’t already, follow The Good Ship - so much support and advice out there for illustrators. Looking forward to seeing what they offer in the future.' Karen Moore, UK
'I really enjoyed the ‘Sketchbookers Friend’ drawing exercise. And the kids can do it too. Such a great thing you are doing, ladies!' Ruby Wright, UK
picture book maker
Map maker, editorial & advertising illustrator
Live illustrator, part time
You’d love your creative work if only you could find more time to do it, make more money, and feel confident with what you make.
We believe you do have what it takes, illustration needn’t be scary, and we’re with you all the way, along with the rest of the crew in our online community.
The Good Ship plan to roll out lots more exciting courses and content.
We were very excited to chat to Sara Tasker @me_and_orla about why we started The Good Ship Illustration
Helen caught up with Bridget Marzo to talk about how we all met, and why we set sail on this new adventure
Helen chatted with Children's Book North about our FIND YOUR CREATIVE VOICE course, our favourite northern illustrators and lots more
This informal interview is around the subjects of: Fly Your Freak Flag in the Face of Trends and Fashion, The curse of the crowd-pleaser and 'Likes', The Art School System and Community.
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